We started our way up Mt. Huguenaut with a good example of rock paving.
After crossing Huguenaut, we made our way up Mt. Champlain, "Cliffhanger" style.
Exploring the peak of Champlain
Another one of those amazing Acadia views
Our ranger buddy suggested we take a different trail down the mountain, doubling back to follow a new trail around the face of the mountain, then finally meeting up with a fourth trail to climb down. He warned us that there was a lot of tough terrain, and he was absolutely right. It was very strenuous, and really, really fun.
The last 500 feet down involved climbing over, under, and straight down huge boulders.
Taking in one last view of the ocean
After a hike like that, we definitely needed a shower - luckily Acadia has coin-operated showers in the park. $2 in quarters bought you 4 minutes of wonderful hot water... we've never showered as efficiently as we did today. We got ourselves dressed, and on the recommendation of Roadfood.com, we drove out to Beal's Lobster Pound for authentic Maine lobster rolls (and an authentic Maine blueberry sodee pop).
Emily is a total Maine-iac